Saturday, November 25, 2017

Finding the Truth in Christmas Falls (Return to Christmas Falls #7) by Danielle Stewart

Olivia Mackey spent her whole life hearing how she was destined for bigger and better places than Christmas Falls, Tennessee. A regular on the beauty queen scene from a very young age, she learned from her stage mom, that appearances mean everything. Having spent the years after high school traveling the world and failing at the dream everyone told her she should have, she's back home and wondering what she's to do next.

Nothing is where she left it. Friends have scattered, her mentor is ill, and Olivia is fumbling her way through a big life in a small town.

Tim Avondale and his young daughter showed up in Christmas Falls one evening looking for a fresh start. Buying the Sleepy Hound Bookstore seemed the perfect opportunity. Life had gone so wrong and now here in this quiet town he could keep anything bad from happening to his daughter again.

When the two cross paths Olivia and Tim find an instant connection. A tug toward each other they don't want to ignore. The problem is, in the process they are being tugged away from all the things they thought were important in their lives. He can't hide out from real life forever. She is more than just what people see on the surface. But when they're forced to decide will they choose to be better together or safer apart?

This is it!  The last book in the Return to Christmas Falls series.  I have now read them all and what a fun series this is!!  If you are looking for a holiday romance series as we head into December, you really have to try this one!

Olivia feels like she has sunk to an all time low but really she has taken the first steps into the life she wants to live on her own terms.  I love how her self confidence grows throughout the story as she learns to stand on her own.  She is letting the "real" Olivia come to the front.

Olivia and Tim feel like personality opposites, but they sure have a zingy attraction.  They help each other see things in a different way.  Yay for opposites attracting!!  I loved the setting in a bookstore- of course I did.  What a dream to own a bookstore and live right above it.  😍

This was a fun book and a great way to end the series.  The epilogue fills in the ongoing story of Miss Anna Cate and the community center and wraps it all up nicely.  I love happily ever after endings.

Content:  clean romance, some kissing

- I received a copy of this book from the author.  All opinions expressed are my own.

Seven fabulous authors bring you this holiday romance series about a group of special friends returning to their hometown at the request of their high school mentor. Each book is a standalone, but read them all to fully enjoy the journey of these remarkable women and their emotional reunion with their mentor, an incredible woman who changes their lives and helps save a small town community forever. 

Book 1: Homecoming in Christmas Falls by Ciara Knight
Book 2: Honeymoon for One in Christmas Falls by Jennifer Peel
Book 3: Once Again in Christmas Falls by Becky Monson
Book 4: Rumor has it in Christmas Falls by Melinda Curtis
Book 5: Forever Yours in Christmas Falls by Susan Hatler 
Book 6: Love Notes in Christmas Falls by Beth Labonte
Book 7: Finding the Truth in Christmas Falls by Danielle Stewart

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